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Education Sessions

 

Keynote Speaker   

Reinventing Production Tooling for the Molded Fiber Industry with Mariona Company and John Briden with HP Inc.

HP’s commitment to environmental sustainability led a group of HP engineers to explore new solutions for the molded fiber industry.  The team identified an opportunity to advance traditional molding methods with new solutions to enable molding renewable material into useful products. These new solutions will be unveiled at a keynote presentation at the 2020 IMFA Virtual Conference being held in September.

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Education Sessions

Recyclability: How Is It Tested and What Passes with Lon E Pschigoda II, Western Michigan University

WMU worked with the industry to develop several recyclability protocols that have been used to test hundreds of products from around the world. This talk will introduce this testing procedure and discuss why it is important to recycled paper buyers/users. This includes a walkthrough and a brief explanation of the data generated by the testing.

about Our Speaker

As the current General Manager of Western Michigan’s prestigious Paper Pilot Plants, Lon has the lead role in marketing, business development, strategy, and P/L management. His background in specialty papers (Crown Vantage), coated recycled board (Graphic Packaging), integrated packaging (Sonoco), and natural binders (Tate & Lyle) prepared him well to tackle the wide variety of projects that come through the door at WMU. Lon is an active leader in the industry as part of the Tappi Coating & Graphic Arts Technical Committee, the Tappi Recycled Fiber Technical Committee, and represents WMU as a subject matter expert on the ISO TC6 (Paper, board, and pulps) working group and NextGen Cup Challenge (McDonald’s, Starbucks, Pepsi). He held roles as a process engineer, senior product specialist, product manager, and director of pricing and marketing prior to coming back to his alma mater (BS Paper Science & Engineering 1998).


2020 Global Molded Fiber Products Market Outlook with Brian Clayson, Freedonia Custom Research, a division of MarketResearch.com, Inc.

The presentation will be a general overview of the market for molded fiber products and trends. Key topics will include demand and growth prospects for various molded fiber products.

about Our Speaker

Brian Clayson is a project manager with Freedonia Custom Research, an independent market research firm that provides detailed market intelligence services supporting strategic business planning, investment decisions, mergers, new product development, and new market entry. Areas of focus include packaging and packaging materials, building construction/products and other industrial markets. Brian’s expertise includes developing historical and forecasted demand, competitive intelligence, market share, and value chain analysis.


PAPERMAKING WITH NON-WOOD FIBER AS RELATED TO MOLDED PULP WITH MARK LEWIS, SUSTAINABLE FIBER TECHNOLOGIES

Mark will discuss fiber types, wet end chemistry, forming pressing and drying of molded pulp products.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Mark Lewis has 40 years of experience in the pulp and paper industry in manufacturing, research, and academia before becoming CEO of Sustainable Fiber Technologies.


ADVANCING THE PULP MOULDING TECHNOLOGY WITH TROY MUTTON AND NAURICE JOSEPH OF PULP MOULDING DIES INC.

Pulp Moulding Dies, Pulp-Smart Consulting Development Inc, & Packxson Packaging of America LCC have created one company with the sole vision of advancing the pulp moulding technology.

We are developing the means to Digest Raw Agri-Fibers and the like materials/Development and Testing of materials, Equipment-Sample and production /Tooling-Type 3, and Type 2/type 2 and type 3 product and post-processing of products.

We will share the following:
• Business model of the future
• Collaborative advancement
• Reduction in Carbon footprint

Providing services to assist the pulp moulding industry in all areas:
• Fiber feasibility studies (Agri-fibers and others)
• Processing and assessment (Testing and proto-typing)
• Production equipment assessment and RFQ generation (Pre and post pulp moulding systems and peripheral equipment for turnkey application)
• Tooling design and development
• Product manufacturing